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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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Wonderful piece of portuguese architecture

Palácio de Mafra have one of the most beautiful librarys i have met. You wont be disapointed with this visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mafra, Portugal
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Mafra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palácio de Mafra have one of the most beautiful librarys i have met. You wont be disapointed with this visit

Thank ErnestoParra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really love this place and all its rooms, as well the decoration and art pieces. Be prepared to walk a lot... ;)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had been alerted to the library and also to the sparse furnishings, so we pairs this outing with lunch at the sea. The cathedral is a little less ornate than others in the region, but the carvings that replaced the side chapel paintings are magnificent. The rooms of the place are wonder pis, with stunning ceilings and frescos. Worth... More 

Thank Bdh26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was the most interesting and impressive of all the Portugese Unesco sites I visited. It's big, there were few visitors, it can be reached easily by public transport (bus) from Lisbon with good frequency, and you get to see a lot for a mere 5 euros (I bought the combined ticket with other palaces). There are different highlites in... More 

Thank Hans_Woerzt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Although the palace is not well furnIshed, it's immense, with 1200 rooms: note that the queen's suite is 272 meters away from the king's! But two things are outstanding: it's 30,000 volume library and the basilica with six (sic) organs. There is a concert unheard elsewhere in the world on the first Sunday of the month at 4 pm.

Thank Seattle Viola S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The biggest building of the Renascence era in Portugal. Value place to stop in the way north from Lisbon.

Thank Moshe47
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Been there with friends a week ago, very Enjoyed it. A big and beautiful palace , very recommended. It wasn't crowded, not many people were there. Also the town Mafra is not very crowded and not many tourists were there when we visited it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Well worth the drive to Mafra using the motorway and some minor roads. Thank goodness for googlemaps! The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, boasts of the only church in Europe with seven organs. One of the Palace corridors has a view of both the square and the interior of the church so that the King was able to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This palace is split between an old monastic hospital and an old royal summer occasional palace, so is full of history, albeit a bit of mood whiplash when you switch from one to the other. The library is possibly one of the most beautiful I've ever seen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

If you are in this area well worth a visit. The immensity of the palace and monastry just take your breath away. The library is just UNBELEIVABLE! The parquet floors the hunting room etc etc.

Thank susan h

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